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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 12th, 2013

Habersham

Ella Mae Merritt, 58, Cornelia
Ella Mae Merritt, age 58, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. No formal services are planned at this time. Those wishing to express online condolences t ...
James Edward Pilgrim, 69, Mt. Airy
James Edward Pilgrim, age 69 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Pilgrim was born June 21, 1943 in Cleveland to A ...

Hall

Charlie James Poole, 80, Gainesville
Charlie James Poole, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Ruthalene Sosebee Murphy, 79, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday February 16, 2013 in Bethel Baptist Church in White County for Ruthaline Sosebee Murphy, 79, of Gainesville. The Rev. Shannon Rhodes ...

Lumpkin

Estelle Walker, 92, Dahlonega
Estelle Walker was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was born November 30, 1921. She died at the family home on February 12, 2013 after a long and difficult struggle wit ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James "Jimmy" Wesley Parr, Jr. 50, of Colbert, Ga. who passed away Tuesday February 12, 2013.Mr. Parr was born in Clearwater ...
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.
NASCAR Hall of Famer, World War II vet Bud Moore dies at 92
NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.